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>> susie: japan in crisis. a massive earthquake rocks the asian nation. that unleashed a powerful tsunami pushing rivers of water through coastal cities and farmland. >> tom: with damages likely in the billions of dollars, we look at whether the crisis will derail japan's economic recovery and the global comeback. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 11. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening, everyone. a state of emergency in japan tonight. officials are still trying to assess the scope of the damage and casualties from that massive earthquake. susie, the magnitude of the quake 8.9 is the strongest on record in japan. >> susie: tom, it's still not clear what the devastating earthquake will do to japan's fragile economy and the global markets. here in the u.s. despite the japan's stock index tumbled almost 180 points closing just minut
but they have gotten weaker. one thing i want to point out as you talk about those image as, japan is a country that is relatively well prepared for earthquakes. so, the iimages you're seeing s to the magnitude of the quake we felt earlier today. you know, this is a country that has, you know, plenty of earthquake drills. we feel earthquakes out here all the time. nothing like we felt earlier today in a long time. >> were people heeding those evacuation warning in tokyo? did you see people exiting all those buildings in that densely populated area? >> reporter: know, it's tough to see from our vantage point but based on the images i have seen, i can tell you japanese people take their earthquakes very seriously because they get so many of them. they are looking into the warnings, they are making sure out on the coast at least, to seek higher ground and stay there until they hear otherwise. also people who were inside the buildings evacuating, doing exactly as they were told. >> i'm sure that's definitely the situation in sendai, which we keep going back to because the images are so inkred pibl.
earthquake hit japan friday afternoon. this happened about an hour and 15, 20 minutes ago. japan's meteorological agency says the earthquake measured 8.4. the agency issued a tsunami warning for japan's pacific cost. in northern japan tsunami waves of up to 4 meters were observed soon after the quake. the agency is warning the tsunami could be between 6 and 10 meters. you're seeing some of the tsunami damage so far in miyagi prefecture in the sendai area where some of the homes and farms have been flooded when the tsunami went upstream a river. according to the transport ministry, the international airport has reopened two of its four runways. international airport has reopened two of its four runways. they had earlier closed all. they have reopened two of its four runways. the japan road traffic information center, japan road information center, and police say express ways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. the japan road traffic information center and police say expressways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. according to toshiba elevator, i
on the northeast coast of japan. >> thanks very much. it's obviously a desperately worrying time for for them and out to them all. >>>. >> translator: we need now for everybody to move out of the 20 kilometer radius from the number one plant. and in areas from 20 to 30 kilometers from the power plant depending on what happens at the power plant. we would like to ask you to remain indoors at home or in your offices. >> words of warning from japan's prime minister after a fire broke out of the fukushima nuclear power plant. this is the area affected. it's now day four for an earthquake and tsunami rocked the country. >> from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> you're watching cnn's continuing coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in japan. and we begin with key new developments. the japanese government says there has been a surge in radiation levels outside japan's fukushima nuclear power plant. and as a precaution, officials are telling everyone within a 30-kilometer radius to remain indoors. japan's official death toll from friday's quake and tsunami stands at 2,500, with mo
>> susie: japan's unfolding nuclear crisis derails markets around the globe. the dow tumbled almost 300 points at the open. >> the global markets were very anxious. it was an absolute... i wouldn't call it a flight to safety; it was a flight to cash. it looked like people were desperate for liquidity. >> susie: market strategist mike holland and economist diane swonk weigh in with their analysis. you're watching "nightly business report" for tuesday, march 15. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off. japan is on high alert tonight as the country responds to yet another explosion at the daichi nuclear power plant. japan's prime minister warned of substantial radiation leaks. the ongoing threat of radioactive fallout led to a global market sell-off today. we have complete coverage, beginning in tokyo with correspondent
. welcome to our viewers around the world. has the cnn special report on the ongoing crisis in japan. i'm don lemon. >> hello. over the next hour, an indepth look at the unbelievable tragedy that unfolded in japan in recent weeks, from the first tremors to a crushing tsunami, to the brink of a nuclear meltdown. >> and also the latest fallout from japan's nuclear disabled plant, and radiation exposure to the public and food supply. >> but first we have a disturbing story developing out of libya. >> there's video of an hysterical woman bursting into a tripoli hotel filled with journalists. her name is iman and she is screaming a horrifying story accusing 15 members of the militia of raping and beating her over a two-day movement. >> they moved to shut her up. all the while dragging her away from uncertain fate. they smashed cameras, including ours, trying to destroy the evidence. we did get this video of it. let's get to nick robertson who is staying at that hotel for more. >> reporter: the lady came into the hotel this morning. she was screaming. she was a middle aged woman. she seemed f
." >> a second explosion at the damaged fukushima at -- power plant and 11 people are injuried. japan offers assurances that risks remain low. tens of thousands of people are still missing amidst the race of trying to find loved ones. >> hello and welcome. also in this program, japan's stocks tumble. they take emergency action by pouring in cash to the market. >> japan's nuclear crisis appears to be deepening. in the last few hours, there has been a second explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant. speaking in the last hour, japan's cabinet secretary said the risk of today's explosion caused an uncontrolable leak of radiation is low. but the u.s. said it had moved away from the area after one of its aircraft carriers detected low-level radiation 160 kilometers off shore. tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. let's go to my correspondent who is in japan in the sendai area with all the very latest. >> hello to you. you join me on the outskirts of sendai city. this main wall behind me is where the wall of tsunami, sea water, washed up about a half a mile from the harbor
. thousands killed and thousands missing in an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. when it hit, japan shifted eight feet. 15 minutes later, 30 foot waves smashed into the northeast coastline. this tsunami from hell stretch add cross the pacific, in its wake a nuclear crisis spins out of control. hello, i'm shepherd smith reporting from tokyo, japan. over the past 10 days a nation of 127 million people face what's their prime minister said is the most severe crisis since worpd war ii. japan is no stranger to disaster, man made and natural n 1923, 142,000 people died in the tokyo earthquake. but today, the nuclear melt down is having globe wral repercussions, threatening lives, economy and the environment. and the human spirit to survive endures. a look at first first 10 days of the disaster unfolded on fox news. >> march 11th, 2011, just a normal day in japan. and in the middle of the night in the united states. >> union blos boss played a huge role apparently... >> this is a fox news alert from new york, breaking news out of japan. a massive 7.9 earthquake shaking buildings in tokyo.
. >> and that developing story is coming out of japan tonight where the usgs says a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck the asian nation just a while ago. right now tsunami warnings are in effect for that region and as far away as hawaii. this is a look at the kron 4 seismograph. that's the left side of your screen. you can see the quake's gigantic size. the quake was centered 80 miles off japan's eastern coast near the city of sendaih. japanese television networks are showing major damage right now. you can see where all of the cars have been moved and pushed into the water from the shaking. nhk television shows the cars and trucks and houses being swept away by a tsunami this. it is friday afternoon in japan -- there. it is friday afternoon in japan. no one is reported injured at this time but reports are still coming in. the quake hit at 2:46 in the afternoon and it was followed by a 7.4 magnitude aftershock. there are no reports of injuries now as we said. kron 4's jacqueline bennett is here to tell us more about the tsunami dangers. >> the usgs is working to confirm the tsunami actually happened a
. nuclear fears and confusion in japan. oo nuclear safety official tells cnn a meltdown may, repeat, may be under way in a reactor at a nuclear plant rocked by the earthquake. japan's ambassador to the united states tells me that is not the case. another aftershock hitting hard in japan. our reporters on the scene describe the fear they felt when the 6.1 tremor struck. we're told more than 140 aftershocks jolted the island over the past 24 hours. and the search through the rubble is stretching into a third day. japan's prime minister says more than 3,000 people have been rescued but it's now feared the death toll from the monster quake and tsunami will climb to 1800 or higher. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. i want to get to the breaking news that we're following, the fear that a meltdown at one of the nuclear reactors in japan may be under way. update our viewers on what we know right now. >> reporter: well, a nuclear expert earlier today called it a hail mary pass. the japanese were pumping sea wa
that is taking place now. >> greta: adam, thank you. adam housley in japan. thanks for joining us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow, keep it here on fox news channel for the latest news on the crisis in japan. o'reilly factor is next. good night from washington, d.c.. go to be. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> glenn: welcome to the "glenn beck program." i was feeting charitable so i pigged up a copy of the "new york times." i feel bad for them because of the sus scription rates and stuff. know what i'm saying? this is the newspaper that pointed out i've bomb apocalyptic and i'm a downer to watch. surprising coming from the "new york times." i thought they loved this show! anyway, i picked it up and i was looking at the headline. japanese scramable avert nuclear meltdown. wow! that sounds scary. death toll rises. frantic effort to rescue survivors. no flight zone in libya, backed by arab league. one of the worst story i ever read. this is about people here in new york state that are supposedly taking care of the ill, infirmed, mentally handicapped and they're abusing t
>> susie: investors face fear and confusion as japan's nuclear crisis continues. energy regulators around the globe warn about the risks and u.s. stocks get whipsawed. >> tom: as the situation unfolds, how is the nuclear industry responding to the escalating crisis? and what is in store for investors? you're watching "nightly business report" for wednesday, march 16. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. fears escalated today around the world about the nuclear crisis in japan. comments from energy officials in europe and the u.s. raised questions about danger from the damaged reactors, tom. >> tom: susie, these were stark comments from top global experts. europe's energy chief said japan's dai-ichi nuclear plant was "effectively out of control." the u.s. energy secretary said there was a "partial meltdown" there. additionally, americans within 50 miles of t
>> mitchell: tonight, disaster in japan. in the aftermath of the massive earthquake, wide areas of japan's northeast coast lie in ruins without power or transportation. as officials say the death toll could well be over 1,000. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, nuclear concerns. an explosion rocks a nuclear power plant but leaves the nuclear core intact. now questions are being raised about nuclear safety both in japan and here at home. season at risk-- why the breakdown of nfl labor talks could mean no action on the nation's gridirons this fall. and quake questions-- this town prepared in the u.s. for an earthquake as strong as the one that hit japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in japan, and another major aftershock has just hit the country which is still digging out after friday's disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake. here's the latest-- an explosion at a nuclear power plant forced 170,000 people to evacuate while an emergency was declared tonight at a second reactor in
. frankly, that's not the story. also, i want to show you that there are lessons to be learned from japan. dare i say it, we should prepare like japan. the answer is the same as it has always been. sanity, common sense, preparation. here is an idea? what do you say we live by the ten rules handed down from the top of the mountain. no, that's crazy. and apocalyptic! ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. it is impossible to adequately put in words the amount of destruction and suffering that is going on now in japan. last week's quake was the fifth biggest since they started measuring. and the largest ever in japan. it was almost a 9 on the richter scale. what does that mean? scientists are now saying that is an earthquake that happens once every 1,000 years. the u.s. geological survey says the quake shifted part of japan coastline. ready for this? japan has moved 13 feet closer to the united states. the earth moved ten inches because of this and the tsunami. the earth's axis was tilted slightly and shortened the length of the day by a couple of millionths of a second. part of japan's elevation
. thousands killed. and thousands missing in an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. when it hit, japan shifted 8 feet. 15-mile-per-hours later, 30-foot waves smashed into the northeast coastline. this tsunami from hell stretched across the pacific and in its wake a cascading nuclear crisis spins out of control. hello, i'm shepherd smith reporting from tokyo, japan for fox news reporting. over the past ten days, a nation of 127 million people faces what their prime minister says is the most severe crisis since world war ii. japan, of course, is no strange to disaster. both manmade and natural. in 1923, 142,000 people died in the tokyo earthquake. but today, the nuclear meltdown is having global repercussions, threatening lives, the economy and the environment. yet in the midst of it all, the human spirit to survive endures. a look at how the first ten days of this disaster in japan unfolded on fox news. march 11, 2011. just a normal day in japan. in the middle of the night in the united states. >> the union losses who have played such a huge role apparently -- >>> this is a fox news ale
. myers. i promise you. stay with cnn for the latest on what's happening tonight in japan. coming up tonight at 10:00 eastern, i'll be watching, hope you will as well. anderson cooper hosting a special edition of "a c360" live from japan. now to my colleague wolf blitzer in paris traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton leading up to "the situation room." wolf? >>> prook, thanks very much. happening now, we're following breaking news. a new reactor breakdown adds to fears of a nuclear disaster in japan. u.n. experts insist there's no sign of a meltdown right now, but over the past few hours we've seen another explosion, a radiation spike and almost constant danger. it's 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning in japan, and rescuers are racing against time. we're with the crews searching for survivors and bodies. over three days after that monster quake and tsunami, and the other major story we're following right now. libyan rebels, they are retreating. they are being defeated in some key towns. we're keeping the spotlight on moammar gadhafi's brutal fight to hold on to power. i'm in pair
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> catastrophe in japan. one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded is followed by a devastating tsunami. the quaker, a record-breaking 8.9 magnitude caused widespread damage. the shaking lasted up to four minutes. after the earthquake, a 10-meter and tsunami smashed into japan's pacific coast. now that threatens a vast suewathe of the pacific basin. welcome to "gmt." a special program dominated by the impact of the massive earthquake that hit japan just over six hours ago. the damage is extensive. first reports suggests more than 40 people have died. the prime minister has taken charge of the disaster response. >> over a wide area, damage has been afflicted -- inflicted. i offer my deepest sympathy for the people who have suffered the disaster. >> as extraordinary images continue to come in from japan, we will bring you the latest news from their and across the pacific region. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 9:00 p.m. in japan where a major natural disaster is still unfolding. the most ferocious earthquak
>> hello everyone. welcome to our special coverage of the events in japan. >> welcome. >> here are the top stories of this hour. workers at the fukushima nuclear plant are scrambling to save the reactors from a meltdown following last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami. in libya, the government says its supporters are making gains at the expense of rivals. the u.n. secretary general urges all sidein the conflict to cause a ceasefire. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> nuclear experts in japan are still battling to prevent a meltdown at the fukushima power plant. concerns are growing about a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the reactor complex. workers are using all means possible to cool the reactors that were damaged in the earthquake. the plant had to be evacuated temporarily at one point due to high levels of radiation. >> dense clouds of stream rose from the fukushima nuclear plant on wednesday. but the fire in reactor four was of less concern to the authorities than a possible fracture to the containment vessel of reactor three. p
earthquake that devastated the bay area. japan is still feeling the aftershocks tonight and all this means something to each and every one of you watching because we all live in earthquake country. the devastation in japan lets know how vulnerable we >> reporter: for many of us, take a look at this videotape where you can see the four faults that seismologists know of here in the bay area. they are the san andreas, hayward, rogers creek fault. they're located in urban areas. experts believe the rogers creek fault located in the santa rose area will be the next one to cause a major earthquake because a lot of tension is built up underground. there's a major difference between the japan earthquake and the loma prieta, the one we experienced back in 1989. >> in the loma prieta, we were very close santa cruz, san jose and we then saw lots of shaking in the san francisco peninsula. the devastation in san francisco was very localized due to particular types of ground motion that caused strong shaking. >> reporter: the map you see here shows where the quake struck in japan and how far it struck b
>> hello, everyone. welcome to special coverage of the latest events in japan. >> here's what he's happening at this moment. fears grow of a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear power ant in japanfter a second explosion at the damaged facility. fuel rods and another reactor in fukushima are the u.n. regular agency says no chain reaction is taking place there. japanese engineers are stepping up efforts to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear power plant damaged in last friday's earthquake. the fukushima plant has been hit by two explosions. the latest happened early on monday. rapidly falling water levels have expos fuel rods in another reactor, increasing the risk of a core meltdown. >> it's the third day of japan's nuclear crisis, and the situation at the fukushima power plant remains critical. now there has been a second explosion there. aerial footage shows two damaged reactor suctures. a surveillance camera captured the moment of the blast which blew apart the concrete building surrending the number three reactor. the japanese government says this was a hydrogen explosion. >> we as
catastrophe in japan. i'm wolf blitzer. john vos is joining us over in the cnn center in atlanta. a lot of news to cover. let me give our viewers the highlights of what's going on right now. it's now just after 7:00 a.m. saturday in japan. survivors of the strongest earthquake recorded in that country's history are seeing the enormous destruction in the harsh light of day, and they are still being shaken to the core. two powerful new tremors measuring higher than a magnitude of 6 struck within the last hour alone, after the 8.9 monster quake hit japan friday afternoon unleashing a huge tsunami. japanese media reporting that the death toll could be higher than 1,000. hundreds of people may be missing. some may be trapped alive or buried in homes that were simply washed away. the tsunami sent water rushing sever six miles inland. one area of deep concern right now. japanese authorities are trying to cool down the temperature inside a nuclear power plant rattled by the quake. president obama says the united states is helping to monitor the plant for possible radiation leaks. he also sent h
edition of "world business today" as cnn continues its coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in japan. >>> sea walter being poured from helicopters on to japan's damaged nuclear reactors. that is the scene on thursday. engineers attempt once again to avert catastrophic radiation leaks. the japanese military is dropping tons of water on to two of the six reactors at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant trying to cool the plant's fuel rods. but the company that runs the plant now reports that the radiation levels actually increased. they're also bringing in police, water cannon. officials say radiation levels right now are too high for personnel to venture inside. >> translator: spence force conducted a spring of water from the air. and the police are also going to start the water spraying by the water cannon trucks. so we're trying to combine the two approaches to maximize the effect of water spraying. >> hundreds of thousands of residents in the area have been evacuated. many are seeking refuge in public shelters. japan ordered people to move at least 20 kilometers away from the plant.
>>> japan in crisis. high levels of radiation are escaping from a crippled nuclear power plant following another explosion and fire. japanese officials say the radiation is high enough to make humans sick. they're desperately pumping sea water into the reactors in a last ditch effort to overt disaster. meanwhile the scope of the devastation becomes more apparent as the death toll rises. this is the "cbs morning news" rises. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the nuclear crisis triggered by last friday's massive earthquake is quickly getting worse. this morning there was an explosion at a third reactor at the fukushima daiichi power plant. it came after a fourth unit caught fire. that fire was extinguished. the levels were, quote, very high and now poses a threat to human health and there is a high risk that more radiation will escape. residents within 19 miles of the plant have been told to stay indoors. high than normal radiation levels have been detec
the most powerful earthquake ever to rock japan. we're getting a better idea of the size and scope of the disaster. it is massive and heartbreaking. japan's prime minister putting the call out for help and the united states responding. we'll tell you how. >>> and this morning, a dangerous new threat, an explosion, and a leak from one of the damaged nuclear power plants. the world is watching, it's waiting, it's ready to help. >> from cnn center in atlanta, it's march 12th, i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm andrew stephens in hong kong. we'd like to welcome viewers in the united states and around the world to our special coverage of the disaster in japan. >>> it is now 10:00 at night in japan. most rescue operations have stopped, but the concern over more aftershocks even more tsunamis remains. there have been more than 180 aftershocks since the 8.9 earthquake and massive tsunami struck northeastern japan's coast. at least 900 people are dead, 600 more are missing, an undetermined number injured. early rescue efforts were difficult because of the aftershocks. plus there have been tsunami w
states to our special cover of the disaster in japan. there are new reports a third reactor in fukushima may be in trouble. authorities say the cooling system on daiichi's number two reactor has stopped working and pressure is building up. this follows a fresh blast in the area that houses reactor number three. six people were injured in that explosion. the likely cause was a hydrogen buildup. radiation contamination levels are being tested. they did rise after the incident but the chief cabinet secretary says he does not believe there is a leak. 2,000 bodies have been found in two locations in miyagi prefecture. 1,600 deaths are confirmed with 2,000 injured, at least 1700 people are missing. more on the compromised nuclear power plant in fukushima. the cooling system of reactor two stopped working today and pressure has been building up inside. this marks the third reactor in trouble there. matthew chance is in moscow to explain the differences. matthew, first of all, there have been concerns. people living in the area don't believe what they are being told by the safety agencies there
a listen. >> live coverage in the area. north of japan. for those of you who just tuned into nhk world, a major hit about an hour ago. 1:10 ago. japan's meteorological agency says the quake measured magnitude 8.4. they have revised it upwards to 8.4. the agency has issued a tsunami warning for japan's coast. the tsunami waves of up to four meeters were observed soon after the quake. they are warning the tsunami could reach between six and ten meters. we're getting reports of several buildings on fire. we don't know the exact amount of damage but we are soon to get a report from the meteorological agency. they are setting up to find out the extent of the damage. all transportation systems in tokyo as well as northern japan has been stopped. airports closed in tokyo, a great earthquake has hit japan. magnitude 8.4 in northern japan. the agency has been warning the tsunami everness is the quake. and a tsunami has hit the miyagi area as our camera crew are up covering and showing you exactly what is going on. the deputy chief cabinet secretary told reporters on friday that the governor of
, this is "world business today." we're following two big stories for you this friday, march 18th. >>> in japan, urgent attempts to avert a nuclear crisis enter a second week at the fukushima daiichi plant. workers douse one of the rea reactors with a water cannon. >>> in libya, gunfire in benghazi. but this time in celebration. rebels are rejoicing. but fears of retaliation by moammar gadhafi's forces are pushing the price of oil higher of. >>> so let's go straight to one of our top stories. the u.n. security council has put moammar gadhafi on notice that it will no longer permit his military bombardment of rebel positions from the air. while the council approved a no-fly zone on thursday authorizing "all necessary measures to protect civilians," libyan's ambassador to the united nations warmly welcomed thursday's revolution. he sides with the opposition and has called on gadhafi to step down. >> i would like to start by thanking the members of the security council for the resolution today. it is a clear message -- it is a clear message to the libyan people that they are not alone, that the in
of american expertise with regard to nuclear energy that's being called upon to help in japan. tonight we've learned of another american resource that's being looked into, the super soaker, the converted 747 used to drop huge amounts of water on wildfires. we talked with the company that runs it tonight and they say they're in talks with what role they could play. they likely wouldn't be used to put out fires at the plants, but might play a role in dealing with the radiation. they promise more information tomorrow. >> thank you, gavin. let's check in now with jeff ranieri checking the weather patterns and what that impact may be with us, especially now that we're talking so much about radiation concerns. >> as that radiation continues to get emitted into the atmosphere, we see weather systems over japan keeping this suppressed to the surface, as we head toward the next 48 hours, we're going to see a shift in the atmosphere that's going to allow some of the radiation to go into the higher levels, something to keep in mind here in california, that radiation will weaken quite a bit over a 59
, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for japan. >>> japanese leaders try to move their people forward from one of the country's darkest hours, but there is still a very long way to go. tv is pointing another 6.0 magnitude. it's 5:00 p.m. right now. from cnn hong kong i'm andrew stevens. >> we welcome you to cnn special coverage in japan. >>> now, as the days pass in japan, the death toll continues to climb. friday's earthquake and tsunami have claimed 1,600 lives so far, 1,500 are still missing. those figures are expected to drive dramatically. pictures like this. the devastation of sendai serves as a reminder of the sheer force of the tsunami that inundated them. the situation is bleak for those who have survived as well as survivors are staying in makeshift shelters like this one at a school recovering from the trauma of the past four days and now waiting for news of loved ones. and on top of all that, this japan is racing against the clock to contain what could become a nuclear crisis. images like this have become all too familiar, the white smoke billowing over northeast japan aft
: japan's disaster is raising questions about u.s. nuclear liability and the yen's continued surge as we continue our coverage of the japanese crisis. you're watching nightly business report for thursday, march 17th. >> this is nightly business this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> tom: good evening, thanks for joining us tonight. president obama said today japan's nuclear crisis won't affect the united states, susie. >> susie: you know, tom, the president spoke this afternoon from the white house rose garden and said he doesn't expect a nuclear radiation to be a risk for people inside the united states. >> i want to be very clear. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, whether it's the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pas civic. >> susie: besides japan's nuclear crisis a big spike in the japanese yen is creating a currency crisis. finance ministers from a
of drinking water. on the economic front, japan's stock market plunged again today. >> reporter: it's considered the worst disaster in japan since world war ii and will also be the most documented. this home video continues to come into the newsroom on a daily basis. this is one of the hardest-hit areas. this fishing port was virtually wiped off the map. the pictures are so alarming. reports that as many as 10,000 people are missing from this town alone. >> we have live team coverage. george is live in tokyo. we'll go to him in a moment. obviously they are following developments there closely and there is much anxiousness. >> we've been talking the last few days about three japan towns. here in san francisco and san jose. live in san jose, there are different generations with how they are coping now with the disaster. chris? >> reporter: well, this is a very interesting place here. san jose's japan town. we have seen generations of people, people who were born in japan and have been here for many, many years. also, children who are four or five generations removed but all trying to
the latest on some california experts now on their way to japan to lend their expertise with the contiinnu t th therou good night. >>> disaster, in japan. dramatic rescues and utter devastation. tonight, after natural disaster, a power plant explosion and a threat of nuclear disaster. just how dangerous is it? plus a new look at the power and fury of a tsunami. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now people here in japan are starting to ask themselves how much worse can things get? struck yesterday by one of the largest earthquakes ever on record entire communities swept away under a 30 foot high tsunami and now this. thousands forced to flee from path of a radioactive leak. it is sunday morning here in tokyo. far from the epicenter still feeling the occasional aftershock. in the disaster zone itself, along the east coast, rescue efforts have been complicated by damage to a nuclear power plant. it could potentially suffer a nuclear meltdown. and there is late word of an emergency involving a second reactor in that complex. hundreds of bodies have been
. >> breaking news. major earthquake rocks japanment pictures are staggering. >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as fafafafafafafafafafafafafafafafa >> a major earthquake has hit japan followed by a tsunami. >> this is what is happening right as we speak. a large tsunami engulfing the port of. >> 8.8 earthquake struck off japan northeast coast a little more than an hour ago. >> we show you more of the images. they are staggering. as you can see here the tsunami swept ashore. the wave measured at least 13 feet high and it carried boat and cars several block inland toward the city center. >> no word yet on any death or injuries but seems almost inconceivable there will not be as they assess the damage. jap pan officials have issued evacuation orders for the coastal area. >> tsunami watch issued for several nations concluding taiwan, russia, philippines and in the indonesian. it covers hawaii and the u.s. territory of guam. >> now large ship has rammed directly into a break water. qu
assist in japan after the huge earthquake and tsunami. >>> also, conflicting reports on a possible nuclear meltdown there. what's actually happening? >>> all of this causing a sizeable economic impact in japan, the u.s. and beyond. you're in the cnn news room. i'm fredricka witfield. we'll get to all of those angles in japan and beyond. but first, a look at some other top stories. in the middle east, yemeni security forces fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people were hurt. protesters are angry over high unemployment and what they see as government corruption and a lack of political freedom. >>> two men with ties to egypt's former leader have been arrested for orchestrating this assault on protesters in cairo's tahrir square. armed attackers charged through the crowd on horses and camels last month. nine days later, hosni mubarak was overthrown. >>> and in the u.s., new york police and the ntsb are investigating a bus crash that killed 14 people. there are conflicting reports about what caused the bus to flip and swerve into a pole y
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the united states will begin evacuating americans out of japan amid growing concern over the nuclear plant crisis. here's the latest. japanese military helicopters have begun dumping water on the crippled power plant to try to cool overheated nuclear fuel. engineers are trying to install a new power line so they can restore power to the plant's cooling system. a top u.s. nuclear official says he believes radiation levels at the plant are extremely high, and will soon be deadly. the obama administration has urged the evacuation of all americans from a 50-mile radius of the fukushima daiichi plant. now, charter planes will be brought in to help those wanting to leave the country. charlie d'agata is in yoshida, japan, with more on this. good morning, charlie. tell us the latest where you are. >> good morning to you, betty. well, you may be wondering where i am. we've been trying to make our way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over all the highways. obviously we're trying to steer clear of the nuclear power plant. we had to cut through the moun
products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> breaking news out of japan where a huge, a great earthquake has thundered through that country. an 8.8 magnitude quake off of the northeastern coast of that country. just a distance from tokyo. that happening at 2:46 japan time about 9:46 this evening here. that triggered a 13-foot tsunami in that area. >> and those pictures that you were just seeing just a moment ago was the leading edge of that tsunami moving in. those were live pictures from japan as a 13-foot we're back to those live pictures right now, look at that, that's a wall of water that is moving inland. the tsunami caused by this earthquake. i think in the top the screen. you can see a boat being carried inland. epicenter of this earthquake about 240 miles northwest of tokyo. they felt it. and they felt it hard in tokyo, large buildings shook violently. workers poured into the streets. there are reports of even buildings toppled and fires going on right now in tokyo. again 240 miles away. >> again, an 8.8 earthquake but this is not the first earthquake to rock japan in
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